CONTACT LENSES

Introduction

There are many different types of contact lenses available and we can advise you on which ones will be most suitable for you after an eye examination. Contact lenses are worn directly next to the eye, and thus require a good fit. Poor fittings can cause damage in the short or long term. Contact lenses are a medical appliance and need to be fitted by your eyecare provider.

If you have not worn contact lenses before we will discuss your lifestyle and determine which contact lenses may be most suitable. We will trial contact lenses in your eyes and check that they fit well. We will teach you how to insert, remove and care for your contact lenses and give you a complimentary pair to trial. You will then return for an aftercare, which involves checking the health of your eyes after wearing the contact lenses for a period of time and how the contact lenses fit after having worn them for this time. Adjustments can be made if required and we can order your new contact lenses.

If you have worn contact lenses before and have a valid prescription you can just bring your current prescription in to order your contact lenses.

If you have worn contact lenses before but don't have an up to date prescription you will need to have your contact lenses checked. It is a good chance to make sure the contact lenses are those best suited to your eyes and your lifestyle as better contact lenses may now be available.

Daily Disposables Contact Lenses

Contact lenses that you wear for 1 day then throw away. This reduces the amount of deposits you will get on the lenses and there are no cleaning or storage requirements for them so they are great for busy people.
Fortnightly Contact Lenses

Contact lenses that you wear for 2 weeks then throw away. These require removal each evening, cleaning and storing. For some people these may be more comfortable than dailies due to the materials used and may let more oxygen through.

Monthly Contact Lenses

Contact lenses that you wear for 1 month then throw away. Some of these require removal each evening, cleaning and storing. There are also some that are extended wear.

Extended Wear Contact Lenses

These contact lenses can be worn overnight. They are great for people who are busy and don't want to worry about cleaning and storing lenses. They can be kept in your eyes for up to 1 month depending on the type suitable for your eyes.

Contact Lenses for Astigmatism

Astigmatism can now be easily corrected with contact lenses in a variety of types, including daily, fortnightly, monthly, extended wear and custom-made.

Multifocal and Bifocal Contact Lenses

Multifocal and bifocal contact lenses are available for those who require a different prescription for distance to reading. These are available in most modes of wear and in different designs. You can even have custom-made multifocal contact lenses that correct for astigmatism. These contact lenses may not give the clarity of single vision contact lenses but offers the convenience of not having to put glasses over them to read. Available in daily, monthly, extended wear, and custom-made.

Coloured Contact Lenses

These lenses change the colour of your eyes. They are available as fortnightly, monthly or daily disposable lenses depending on the colour you want.

Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lenses (RGPs - Hard Lenses)

RGPs are rigid gas permeable lenses which some people call hard lenses. They take longer to adapt to but are good for people who find soft contact lenses too drying or for people with irregular corneas, most commonly due to keratoconus.

Orthokeratology

Orthokeratology is a revolutionary non-surgical procedure, which can eliminate the need for glasses or daytime contact lenses for clear vision! It improves your vision by gently “reshaping” your eye while you sleep applying specially designed contact lenses. As long as you apply the specially designed lenses into your eyes at bedtime, you will have clear and sharp natural vision when you awake!